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The Logic of Chance, 3rd edition An Essay on the Foundations and Provice of the Theory of Probability

By John Venn
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Table of Contents
  • PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION.
  • PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.
  • PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.[*]
    • PART I.
      • PHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE SCIENCE OF PROBABILITY. Chh. I–V.
      • CHAPTER I.
        • THE SERIES OF PROBABILITY.
      • CHAPTER II.
        • ARRANGEMENT AND FORMATION OF THE SERIES. LAWS OF ERROR.
      • CHAPTER III.
        • ORIGIN OR PROCESS OF CAUSATION OF THE SERIES.
      • CHAPTER IV.
        • HOW TO DISCOVER AND PROVE THE SERIES.
      • CHAPTER V.
        • THE CONCEPTION OF RANDOMNESS.
    • PART II.
      • LOGICAL SUPERSTRUCTURE ON THE ABOVE PHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS. Chh. VI–XIV.
      • CHAPTER VI.
        • MEASUREMENT OF BELIEF.
      • CHAPTER VII.
        • THE RULES OF INFERENCE IN PROBABILITY.
      • CHAPTER VIII.
        • THE RULE OF SUCCESSION.
      • CHAPTER IX.
        • INDUCTION.
      • CHAPTER X.
        • CHANGE, CAUSATION AND DESIGN.
      • CHAPTER XI.
        • MATERIAL AND FORMAL LOGIC.
      • CHAPTER XII.
        • CONSEQUENCES OF THE DISTINCTIONS OF THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER.
      • CHAPTER XIII.
        • ON MODALITY.
      • CHAPTER XIV.
        • FALLACIES.
    • PART III.
      • VARIOUS APPLICATIONS OF THE THEORY OF PROBABILITY. Chh. XV–XIX.
      • CHAPTER XV.
        • INSURANCE AND GAMBLING.
      • CHAPTER XVI.
        • APPLICATION OF PROBABILITY TO TESTIMONY.
      • CHAPTER XVII.
        • CREDIBILITY OF EXTRAORDINARY STORIES.
      • CHAPTER XVIII.
        • ON THE NATURE AND USE OF AN AVERAGE, AND ON THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF AVERAGE.
      • CHAPTER XIX.
        • THE THEORY OF THE AVERAGE AS A MEANS OF APPROXIMATION TO THE TRUTH.
  • THE LOGIC OF CHANCE.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • ON CERTAIN KINDS OF GROUPS OR SERIES AS THE FOUNDATION OF PROBABILITY.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • FURTHER DISCUSSION UPON THE NATURE OF THE SERIES MENTIONED IN THE LAST CHAPTER.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • ON THE CAUSAL PROCESS BY WHICH THE GROUPS OR SERIES OF PROBABILITY ARE BROUGHT ABOUT.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • ON THE MODES OF ESTABLISHING AND DETERMINING THE EXISTENCE AND NUMERICAL PROPORTIONS OF THE CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTIES OF OUR SERIES OR GROUPS.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • THE CONCEPTION RANDOMNESS AND ITS SCIENTIFIC TREATMENT.
  • CHAPTER VI.[*]
    • THE SUBJECTIVE SIDE OF PROBABILITY. MEASUREMENT OF BELIEF.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • THE RULES OF INFERENCE IN PROBABILITY.
      • On Inverse Probability and the Rules required for it.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • THE RULE OF SUCCESSION.[*]
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • INDUCTION AND ITS CONNECTION WITH PROBABILITY.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • CHANCE AS OPPOSED TO CAUSATION AND DESIGN.
    • NOTE ON THE PROPORTIONS OF THE SEXES.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • ON CERTAIN CONSEQUENCES OF THE OBJECTIVE TREATMENT OF A SCIENCE OF INFERENCE.[*]
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • CONSEQUENCES OF THE FOREGOING DISTINCTIONS.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • ON THE CONCEPTION AND TREATMENT OF MODALITY.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • FALLACIES.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • INSURANCE AND GAMBLING.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • THE APPLICATION OF PROBABILITY TO TESTIMONY.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • ON THE CREDIBILITY OF EXTRAORDINARY STORIES.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • THE NATURE AND USE OF AN AVERAGE, AND ON THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF AVERAGE.[*]
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • THE THEORY OF THE AVERAGE AS A MEANS OF APPROXIMATION TO THE TRUTH.
  • INDEX.
    • Transcriber's Note
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